Whether you love golf or simply enjoy living in a spectacular setting, a home near a scenic course might be a dream come true. With so many Arizona golf communities to choose from, picking the right one can be difficult.
Arizona is known for its luxurious golf courses, especially those in and around Phoenix’s West Valley.
Our recent blog post about real estate trends in 2016 explains that 2016 might be the ideal year to buy a home because prices are not expected to increase rapidly.
If living in specifically one of the resort-style golf communities is an option for you, you also might want to consider one of these top seven Arizona golf communities, which have been recognized by a variety of sources locally and nationwide.
A Golf.com site lists Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, among America’s ten best golf communities.
Among its features are six Jack Nicklaus courses, five separate clubhouses, personal trainers, and planned nature hikes. It is on 8,000 acres in the high Sonoran Desert.
Travel and Leisure.com has recognized Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona, as one of America’s top 100 golf communities. The clubhouse and award-winning Jim Engh-designed golf course is surrounded by the Sonoran Desert, offering mountain vistas at every angle.
According to Blackstone’s website, members enjoy resort-style amenities and a wide selection of fitness and dining experiences, such as a 24-hour fitness center, lighted tennis courts, pool with private cabanas and children’s play area with water features. Golf tournaments, wine dinners and children’s camps are among the offerings for members.
Located in Scottsdale, Desert Highlands also is a Jack Nicklaus course.
The golf community features an award-winning clubhouse with formal and informal dining, pool and fitness facility, all nestled into Pinnacle Peak.
In addition to the many golf community options, the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, has one of the most sought after real estate in the country due to its pairing of charm and history with the amenities and lifestyle of a thriving metropolis.
Opened in 1995, the Estancia Club is located at the northern slope of Scottsdale’s landmark Pinnacle Peak. The Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course offers 7,314 yards of golf.
Golf Digest recognized Estancia among America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses for 2015-2016.
Homes at the Mirabel golf community, also in Scottsdale, Arizona, are in Tuscan, prairie and Spanish-colonial style. The community features a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, 38,000-square-foot Desert Lodge Clubhouse with a variety of activities and dining options, a health spa, salon, pool and fitness facilities.
Located in North Scottsdale, Silverleaf is tucked into the canyons of the McDowell Mountains and surrounded by the Sonoran Preserve. Silverleaf boasts a Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, custom estate home sites, and a 50,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse with spa facilities, resort and lap pools and fine and casual dining.
The Boulders in Carefree, Arizona, is one of the first standout luxury residential golf communities, according to a post on Forbes.com naming the 12 best private golf communities. The Boulders features two Jay Morrish-designed desert golf courses, a spa, fine dining and even an entire village, El Pedregal, full of shops, galleries, additional restaurants and a museums.
If you’re just visiting Arizona, you’ll definitely want to check out some of our incredible golf resorts. According to About Travel, the 10 best golf resorts in Scottsdale and Phoenix, include Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa in Litchfield Park and the Golf Club of Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear.